Eight-Man All-Star Football Game East/West Teams Chosen

HASTINGS – Nebraska High School football eight-man east/west teams were announced ahead of year’s Sertoma All-Star Classic.

According to a release from the Nebraska Eight Man Football Coaches Association (NEMFCA), the 45th Annual All-Star game is set for Saturday, June 18 at 6 p.m. in Hastings.

Last year’s champion was the East Team over the West Team, 40-29 which brings the winning total to 22-21 in favor of the East (2020 canceled due to COVID).

Logan Bokemper of Wakefield; Evan Haisch of Laurel-Concord-Coleridge; Josh Oleson of Allen (Tri County Northeast); Jake Peitz of Hartington-Newcastle; Keaton Ranslem of Lutheran High Northeast and Beau Ruskamp of Wisner-Pilger were listed on the East Team.

Other northeast Nebraska representatives among the East Team include R.J. Bayer and Levi Belina of Howells-Dodge; Mitchell Beeson and Eli Hays of Clarkson-Leigh; Kamden Dusatko of Stanton and Dalton Gieselman of Bloomfield.

Leading the 24-member east team will be Mike Speirs and Luke Dobbins of Howells-Dodge; Mike Hassler of Wakefield and Brett Scheiding of Tri County.

Coaches for the 24-member west team will be Josh Deines from Sandhills-Thedford; Dustin Kronhofman from Arapahoe; Andy Seamann from Brady and Kolby Hamilton from Maywood-Hayes Center.

There’ll also be an eight-man coaches clinic in Holdrege on Friday, March 18.

The Nebraska Eight Man Coaches Association was originally founded in 1977 by 30 coaches, including Ken Cook of Adams,  Dave Scribner of Trumbull, and Vern Aylor of Odell. Their purpose was to promote 8-man football in Nebraska by getting more schools involved in the state playoffs and establishing an All-Star Game. Their mission was a success, and to this day the NEMFCA continues to give freely of their time and talents for the betterment of the game and to support athletes, coaches and communities that play 8-Man football in Nebraska.

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